By Richard Nelson
By Kimball King
By Jeff Nisker
By Alan Nadel
Just ahead of his dying in 2005, August Wilson, arguably crucial American playwright of the final quarter-century, accomplished an formidable cycle of ten performs, each one set in a distinct decade of the 20th century. referred to as the Twentieth-Century Cycle or the Pittsburgh Cycle, the performs, which portrayed the struggles of African-Americans, gained Pulitzer Prizes for Drama, a Tony Award for most sensible Play, and 7 long island Drama Critics Circle Awards. August Wilson: finishing the Twentieth-Century Cycle is the 1st quantity dedicated to the final 5 performs of the cycle individually—Jitney,Seven Guitars, King Hedley II, Gem of the Ocean, and Radio Golf—and within the context of Wilson's whole physique of work.
Editor Alan Nadel's May all of your Fences Have Gates: Essays at the Drama of August Wilson, a piece Henry Louis Gates referred to as definitive, concerned about the 1st 5 performs of Wilson's cycle. This new assortment examines from myriad views the way in which Wilson's ultimate works provide form and concentration to his entire dramatic opus. It comprises a good and numerous array of discussions from top Wilson students and literary critics. jointly, the essays in Nadel's volumes supply Wilson's paintings the breadth of research and knowing that this significant determine of yankee drama merits.
Soyica Diggs Colbert
Harry J. Elam, Jr.
Donald E. Pease
Vivian Gist Spencer
Steven C. Tracy
Kimmika L. H. Williams-Witherspoon
By Yvonne Mason
that point was once shattered by way of considered one of legislations enforcements personal. His identify used to be Gerard Schaefer. He used to be a former Wilton Manors, Florida Police Officer who lied his method into the workplace of the Martin County Florida Sheriff’s workplace. He used his misinform proceed to perpetrate his crimes of torture and homicide of younger women who hitchhiked alongside Florida’s roads.
Gerard Schaefer shattered the lives of the households of those younger women and destroyed the religion of the general public in legislations enforcement. He killed with out pity. He tortured with out sense of right and wrong and he concealed the crimes with no suggestion.
Schaefer not just destroyed the lives of as many as 34 younger ladies, he stored trophies of his kills, and he lived the crimes over and over. He believed he was once doing the area and his sufferers a justice by way of ridding the area of the “whores” who hitchhiked. Gerard Schaefer used to be a narcissistic psychopath who sought after his fifteen mins of reputation. He believed he had earned it.
Florida writer, Yvonne Mason, in her latest liberate Silent Scream, has captured not just the essence of evil in Gerard Schaefer, she has additionally captured his brilliance. yet greater than that Ms. Mason has ultimately given a voice to the Silent Screams of Gerard Schaefer’s sufferers, the recognized and the unknown.
Ms. Mason who has a level in legal Justice and was once a Bounty Hunter in Georgia prior to relocating to Florida has given a voice to such sufferers as Georgia Jessup and Susan position, the 2 who have been chanced on on South Hutchinson Island, April 1, 1973 seven months once they disappeared on Sept 23, 1972 in a shallow grave in items. She has additionally given a voice to Collette Goodenough and Barbara Ann Willcox who have been killed in Jan 1973 and whose bones chanced on 4 years later at C-24 Canal.
Ms. Mason has captured the not just the soreness, the suffering and the soreness Gerard Schaefer’s sufferers went via, she has captured the ache, the anger and the damage which legislation enforcement suffered by the hands of this killer.
Even after thirty 4 years those who have been in legislation enforcement at the moment nonetheless haven’t forgotten. They nonetheless hold the emotional scars of the heinous tortures and murders of Gerard Schaefer at the blameless.
Retired FBI Roy Hazelwood writes after studying Ms. Mason’s publication: "Yvonne Mason has captured the real essence of Gerard Schaefer, a deputy sheriff who loved torturing and killing younger ladies. it's a gripping tale and also you may still arrange to be disturbed. I make sure that you will discover it tough to place this e-book down."
Retired Oakland Park PD Detective Chuck Hemp who labored the disappearance of Jessup and position wrote this after studying Silent Scream: “When Gerald Schaefer used his badge and gun to terrorize and kill instead of shield and serve he crossed a line that not just snuffed out the lives of his sufferers but additionally affected the lives in their household and the cops charged with investigating those crimes. In her publication “Silent Screams” Yvonne Mason has captured greater than simply the tale, yet has additionally given voices to all of Schaefer’s unknown sufferers. I’m definite there are many.”
Ms. Mason said this “The sufferers now not scream silently, they now have a voice and with that voice comes peace.”
Silent Scream is a voice for the sufferers. it's their approach of by no means being forgotten and of additionally reminding every one people that at any time or anywhere we may also develop into a sufferer.
By Claudio R. Petrillo,Silvia Knoploch,Ricardo K. Petrillo
By Will Eno
‘The unusual fantastic thing about lifestyles and its occasionally insufferable weight are either thought of with a screwball lyricism… pitch-perfect… soft, relocating and wry’ - New York Times
By Robert People
By Yvette Heyliger
Dramatist Yvette Heyliger offers power-packed full-length performs for top girls, each one prefaced by means of a creative assertion.
“Her instincts for comedian aid are genius." –Backstage West
"Heyliger has an excellent aptitude for discussion and a superb ear for comedy." –Park LaBrea News
Bridge to Baraka (Excerpt) “Yvette X seemed in a dashiki and large Afro to deliver the ’60s Black Arts move to the current women’s fight in her side-splitting and astute ‘Bridge to Baraka.’ ” –The Dramatist
White condo other halves: Operation Lysistrata! “Playwright Yvette Heyliger, herself African American and feminine (a mixture now not visible sufficient in American theatre, quite whilst commenting at the nation’s political panorama) takes benefit of her place and writes discussion that brings her specific standpoint to light.” –Theatre is Easy
Hillary and Monica: The iciness of Her Discontent “It's extra absurd than any Saturday evening dwell caricature at the similar topic, however it has extra to claim approximately ambition and the explanations at the back of one's activities than your common comedy routine... you will turn out having a hearty laugh.”
What could Jesus Do? "Talk approximately nice performs, this robust drama depicting AIDS and its cover-up is as very important as these Larry Kramer performs within the early levels of the feared scourge. hear up theatre manufacturers, this play may still make it to Broadway, the place it belongs." –Celebrity Society
Father’s Day “A profound mental drama with hard-hitting, strong characters and sensible discussion; a journey de strength for administrators and actors…” –The BCS adventure, GoProRadio
Homegirl "A clean and brilliant comedy that connects the political to the private, American background to Roanetta's tale with a mild contact and a hot heart." –Los Angeles Times
By Albert Wertheim
What occurred in American drama within the years among the melancholy and the belief of global struggle II? How did warfare make its influence at the theatre? extra vital, how used to be drama used throughout the struggle years to form American ideals and activities? Albert Wertheim’s Staging the warfare brings to mild the $64000 position performed via the drama in the course of what may possibly arguably be referred to as crucial decade in American heritage. As a lot of the rustic skilled the dislocation of army carrier and paintings in conflict industries, the dramatic arts registered the big alterations to the bounds of social periods, ethnicities, and gender roles. In learn ranging over greater than one hundred fifty performs, Wertheim discusses a number of the recognized works of the interval, together with The Time of Your existence, Our city, Watch at the Rhine, and All My Sons. yet he additionally uncovers little-known and mostly unpublished performs for the level and radio, through such destiny luminaries as Arthur Miller and Frank Loesser, together with these written on the behest of the U.S. govt or as U.S.O. musicals. the yankee son of refugees who escaped the 3rd Reich in 1937, Wertheim supplies existence to this very important interval in American history.